|THE STREETS OF
|Our front-page story in issue 19 covered in
very brief detail some of the problems of the roads in Sheringham. Here we are just a few
short weeks on and yet another accident has occurred, local boy Robin Marriott who was
outside the amusement arcade, was hit by a lady doing a U-turn outside The Lobster, on the
junctions of Wyndham Street and High Street at 3pm one Monday.
||Fourteen year old Robin had to been given morphine, gas
and air as he was in so much pain after having his tibia and fibia broken. He was then
taken to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital for an operation to fit stainless steel pins to
his leg. He's likely to have his leg in plaster for up to ten weeks. Robin was due to go
on holiday to Florida with his family and another family next month. The result of the
accident has effected many people. Thankfully, although his leg is badly injured, it is
hoped that he will make a full recovery in time. We send him our best wishes. Further to
that story, we have decided to target problem areas in town with a view to trying to
improve the situation. In some cases the solution may be as easy as a householder or the
council cutting back overgrown hedges for better vision, other situations may not be so
simple to address.
|In some cases there will be no viable
solution, but we are going to try. Sheringham originated as a small fishing village and in
parts roads and/or pavements cannot be widened, but the bottom line is that the number of
people we are catering for rises each year, but the roads and pavments remain the same and
cannot cope safely. We will be talking to local Police, Traffic Wardens, pedestrians and
motorists to try to get all points of view. We have a volunteer who will be going out with
surveys, it would be appreciated if you could spare her a few minutes to give your views.
What we need from you, the readers, are reports of the problem areas and viable solutions
to those problems if you have them. If we can make safe just one place that is
currently dangerous, then it will be worthwhile.
If we approach this in a positive fashion, we may be able to change some of Sheringham's
streets and pavements to the benefit of all. The first problem area we are asking for your
views on is the delightful roundabout on the Cromer Road as we have already received
letters and telephone calls about this.